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gondola NYC 715035 with load in 1960 at Lukens Steel


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Cool image of gondola NYC 715035 with load in 1960 at Lukens Steel. Note the gon has some kind of internal (possibly semi-permanent?) structure to help brace the load
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Tim O'Connor
 


Definitely NOT 1960. Probably winter 1951=1952. That gondola is pristine, and was built in October 1951.

Cool load. What would these be used for?


On 1/18/2021 3:58 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
Cool image of gondola NYC 715035 with load in 1960 at Lukens Steel. Note the gon has some kind of internal (possibly semi-permanent?) structure to help brace the load
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Douglas Harding
 

Load looks like ends or caps for large tanks. The hole makes me think of a horizontal propane tank or something similar.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
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Definitely NOT 1960. Probably winter 1951=1952. That gondola is pristine, and was built in October 1951.

Cool load. What would these be used for?


On 1/18/2021 3:58 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:

Hi List Members,

 

Cool image of gondola NYC 715035 with load in 1960 at Lukens Steel. Note the gon has some kind of internal (possibly semi-permanent?) structure to help brace the load

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


nyc3001 .
 
Edited

There were 2500 of these gondolas in lots 821-G to 823-G and lot 829-G built in 1951 and an additional 1000 built in 1952 in lot 830-G. 

They would be a great modeling subject given their large numbers.

-Phil


Todd Sullivan
 

Phil,

These gons are fairly well represented by the Proto2000 model (need a few detail changes), and by the old National Car Cast (1960s Canadian very small company) ABS moldings of a rebuilt PC configuration.

Todd Sullivan.


Brian Carlson
 

I wish we could get an updated version of that end. I missed it the 80s. I was in grade school and who knew I’d need one nearly 40 years later LOL.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Feb 15, 2021, at 8:34 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Phil,

These gons are fairly well represented by the Proto2000 model (need a few detail changes), and by the old National Car Cast (1960s Canadian very small company) ABS moldings of a rebuilt PC configuration.

Todd Sullivan.